February 13, 2013 – 4:27 am

BB KING R.I.P. 1925-2015

Blues legend BB King has died in Las Vegas at the age of 89, his lawyer has said. Brent Bryson told the Associated Press King died peacefully in his sleep on May 14, 2015 at his home in Las Vegas. He had been suffering ill health in recent months and was recently taken to hospital with a diabetes-related illness. The one-time farmhand brought new fans to the blues and influenced a generation of musicians with his heartfelt vocals and soaring guitar on songs such as The Thrill Is Gone, Lucille, Sweet Black Angel and Rock Me Baby. He played a Gibson guitar he affectionately called Lucille and was a mentor to scores of guitarists including Eric Clapton. He was awarded his 15th Grammy in 2009 in the traditional blues album category for One Kind Favor. Rolling Stone magazine placed him behind only Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman in its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. Until recently, King performed in at least 100 concerts a year. - Guardian/BBC

JOHNNY WINTER R.I.P. 1944-2014

Blues musician and producer Johnny Winter has died on July 16, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland at the age of 70. There was no immediate word on the cause of death. Winter, who played with Jimi Hendrix and Muddy Waters, was a friend of John Lennon, who wrote Rock and Roll People in his honour. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote a song for him in 1973 called Silver Train. Winter, like his brother and musician Edgar (of Edgar Winter Group fame) was an albino and known for his long, blond hair and a cowboy hat. During the late ’60s, he performed frequently with Janis Joplin and the pair became lovers. Winter suffered from terrible addiction problems with heroin in the early ’70s and although he had spells of recovery, much of the ’90s was blighted by a reliance on antidepressants, vodka and methadone. Even at 70, Winter was still performing around 200 concerts a year and admitted once that “guitar is the only thing I was ever really great at”. Winter was due to release a new album entitled Step Back on September 2. -

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Newport Jazz Festival 1969 [A DoinkerTape, 2CD]

Live At The Newport Jazz Festival; July 6, 1969. Good to very good audience recording.

Thanks to Doinker who originally shared the show at Dime; and to jbarrowsrn for keeping the show alive at

Doinker’s notes:

The performances of the two artists of this show really could not be separated. The announcements during and between sets connect them as one event, so they are presented together. BB King performs first, then Johnny Winter, and then BB King JOINS Johnny Winter for a jam session that has to be heard to be believed. To say they go a little crazy together is an understatement.

These over-the-top performances, that you can listen to over and over again!

Even though part of this recording needed speed correction, that’s not a pitch problem you hear. BB’s guitar is “funky-style” out of tune. Not out of tune to itself, but pitched slightly out-of-key. It certainly adds another dimension to the sound of his band. You’ll notice it more on the jam with Johnny Winter.

MR > R- > ??R?? > Sound Forge > 16 cent slowdown (3/5 of 1/4 of one note) for part of show > FLAC via Flac Frontend level 6, sectors aligned and verified
2nd gen AUD reel-to-reel tape with known lineage (rec1)
Several glitches in the original tape were smoothed out. Pitch was matched and maintained throughout with “Virtual Keyboard”.

Thanks also to texashash for the corrected tracklist; and thanks to mroscoe for the artwork (modified here).

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
BB King (33:52)
Track 101. Every Day I Have The Blues (3.4MB)
Track 102. How Blue Can You Get? (9.2MB)
Track 103. Whole Lot Of Lovin’ (4.3MB)
Track 104. All Over Again (6.5MB)
Track 105. That’s Wrong Little Mama (6.0MB)
Track 106. Please Accept My Love (Instrumental) (5.7MB)
Track 107. Band Intros (3.5MB)
Track 108. Why I Sing The Blues (10.1MB)

Disc 2
Johnny Winter (38:22)
Track 201. Leland Mississippi Blues (7.8MB)
Track 202. Black Cat Bone (8.6MB)
Track 203. Mean Town Blues (16.2MB)
Track 204. It’s My Own Fault (22.7MB)

BB King With Johnny Winter (26:59)
Track 205. Every Day I Have The Blues Jam (16.3MB)
Track 206. Five Long Years Jam (22.6MB)

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  1. 53 Responses to “BB KING and JOHNNY WINTER - NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL 1969”

  2. Two of my favorites. Thanks, bigO!

    By NAMoosedog on Feb 13, 2013

  3. This should be nice… Thanks!!

    By Tom on Feb 13, 2013

  4. thanks guys :)

    By Tony on Feb 13, 2013

  5. Ben Harper featuring Charlie Musselwhite on jimmy kimmel on the 18th and bonnie raitt on leno the day after that.
    arsenio hall has his new show starting in september… i know he likes blues. i hope hes smart enough to realize that bb wont live forever and that he needs to get him booked on the show asap. his appearance on his old show is legendary. there was a jam with hall on bass that was incredible. i must have listened to it 50x.

    By darth on Feb 13, 2013

  6. Wow! I was there! Can’t wait to give it a listen.

    By eja on Feb 13, 2013

  7. arsenio hall has his new show starting in september… i know he likes blues.


    By DROPKICK SARGE on Feb 13, 2013

  8. there was a jam with hall on bass that was incredible. i must have listened to it 50x.


    By DROPKICK SARGE on Feb 13, 2013

  9. Heard about this for over 40 years, now I get to hear it! Thank you!

    By Just Bill on Feb 14, 2013

  10. I remember that darth.Didn’t arsenio play a fender precision? didn’t know he had a show coming up tho’

    By joe colostrum on Feb 14, 2013

  11. I was at this show! Also on the bill for that night of the festival: Herbie Hancock’s Sextet, Buddy Rich’s band, Willie Bobo…and Led Zeppelin!

    By Joe Potenza on Feb 14, 2013

  12. johnny winter is so underrated/underappreciated! i love his stuff!…thanxxx again for a big winner, bigO

    @joe potenza…great 411…thanxxx man!

    By metaljohn333 on Feb 14, 2013


    By DROPKICK SARGE'S MOM on Feb 14, 2013

  14. @metaljohn… fully agree. I saw Johnny last summer on my birthday. They had to lead him to the stage and seat him, then handed the guitar to him… but after that he ripped the place apart.

    By Tom on Feb 14, 2013

  15. Thanks ! Great great performance !!!

    By Renaud on Feb 14, 2013


    By DROPKICK SARGE'S MOM on Feb 14, 2013

  17. blues is good, big-O!


    By I-) on Feb 15, 2013

  18. SARGE, now we know your secret, you’re really a girl….

    By Sigmund Freud on Feb 15, 2013

  19. Chicago blues icon Magic Slim has died at the age of 75.
    in other news.. neil schon and santana are reuniting altho the latest news is that.. Carlos Santana will be reuniting with the original Santana band to record a new album.

    By darth on Feb 23, 2013

  20. joe - On June 18, 2012, Hall and CBS Television Distribution (which now owns the Paramount Television library) signed a deal to produce a new late-night talk show, targeted to debut on September 9, 2013. The new program will tentatively air on stations owned by CBS Television Stations, Tribune Broadcasting, and Local TV, in some cases on stations which also carried Hall’s original program (such as FOX affiliates).

    By darth on Feb 23, 2013

  21. btw.. in case yall didnt know duane allmans 7 cd box set retrospective comes out tomorrow- the 5th. skydog is the name of it. its an amazing collection of material all in one place. also on record store day cream puts out a 3 lp set of their live set they released 7 years ago from their reunion in 05. they did 3 nites at the garden and 4 nites at royal albert hall. their first reunion since 11-26-68 other than the 1993 3-song set in la ca for the rnr hall of fame induction ceremony at the crown plaza hotel.
    on a personal note.. since i met my ex wife because of clapton we got married on the 21st anniv of creams last show in 89. she was also born the same day/year as he was. theyll both be 68 at the end of this month 3-30.

    By darth on Mar 5, 2013

  22. on a personal note.. since i met my ex wife because of clapton


    By DROPKICK SARGE on Mar 8, 2013

  23. “my ex wife”

    tsk tsk darth. you never should have ignored her sexual advances to leaf through the people magazine you nicked from jaggers dumpster.

    By barth on Mar 8, 2013

  24. “on a personal note..”

    Get your own blog if you want to reveal the endless sordid details of your miserable life, no one wants to read this crap here. Idiot.

    By Dingus on Mar 8, 2013


    By DROPKICK SARGE on Mar 8, 2013

  26. thankx darth.always interesting and informative!

    By joe colostrum on Mar 8, 2013

  27. joe - ty. very kind of u.

    the others - if u dont wanna read it.. dont. simple solution.
    and yes clapton and i knew one another. i offered the ex wife the opportunity to meet him when i contacted her the first time. i said it was because of clapton that i had met her but i didnt say he was involved. it was your ASSumption that took it there. of course he didnt grow up in queens ny like the ramones and kiss did. thats how i knew them as a youth. i didnt meet eric til the early 80s. i was in my early 20s. i met my ex wife in 87 when i was 27.

    and yes i did get around. thats how i did my photography for 17 yrs. thats how i got to meet and know many of the musicians and actors that i shot in the 80s and 90s. by getting around.

    i dont think one is called a bachelor if theyve been married and divorced. i guess sitting in your mommys basement on the edge of your seat waiting for me to post a comment so u can jump on it doesnt give u much time or opportunity to do very much else like meet girls or date huh? u really should find a better way to invest your time and energies.

    By darth on Mar 8, 2013

  28. “u really should find a better way to invest your time and energies.”

    Right, like trolling music blogs and telling endless bullshit stories with no way to prove them because everything’s “in storage” is productive and enriching.

    Ever wonder why your wife, and all your rock star “friends” have dumped you, and your bff’s here are named “psycho” and “mammary secretion”?

    By Dingus on Mar 8, 2013

  29. and yes clapton and i knew one another.


    By a tool named darth on Mar 8, 2013

  30. darth is telling the truth. From Eric Clapton’s unpublished biography: “The best thing about touring the US was I got to hang out with my best mate, darth. That and heroin. Okay, actually, heroin was the best thing. I used to ask darth for some heroin, but he always said it was in storage.”

    By Innocent Bystander on Mar 8, 2013

  31. darth is in storage.

    By a tool named darth on Mar 8, 2013

  32. a tool named darth is a tool,lol

    By joe colostrum on Mar 9, 2013

  33. darth , buying the greatest hits of eric clapton doesn`t exactly make you his friend.
    downloading all of his live concerts doesn`t really endear you to him either. just sayin`.

    By the voice of friendship on Mar 9, 2013

  34. joe colostrum, putting LOL at the end of your comment to try and convince others that you are one step away from live comedy is a bit
    “toolish ” as well.

    By a tool named darth on Mar 9, 2013

  35. i havent known eric since 95. i didnt download til 04/05. i didnt claim im a friend of his. nor that collecting his music makes me one. just sayin back!

    i didnt know eric til the early 80s. i believe his heroin days were essentially over by early 73 when he did the rainbow concerts and then his 74 tour. he clearly was into drinking during that first tour. and til his ulcer in 81 i guess he didnt slow down. i dont know how much more he drank til the 90s but i did see him having a few at several times in the 80s.
    as for my stories.. i dont need to prove them. im not in court. u dont have to believe them. it isnt that important. its just a music site and comments i am making below some of the items where i include some anecdotes about my life and experiences and more. that u didnt have the same ones or even similar ones doesnt mean they didnt happen.
    what i dont understand is.. u said u wouldnt keep doing this if i ignored u. so why are u still doing this? i go weeks without responding to anything u say and u dont stop. i dont understand. out of one side of your face u say that u will stop if i dont respond to u. so i stop responding to u. but u continue on. hello?!?!?!?!?
    also.. my photographs even if i had them at my current location.. wouldnt be available for u to see anyway. i have no desire to show them to u. i am not concerned with u believing me. it is ok that u dont. i dont care!! the fact that u dont believe me isnt the crux of the story. the important part is the stories themselves. anything i happen to talk about. not proving they happened.
    my wife didnt dump me. none of my friends in the world of music did either. i no longer keep in touch with them or see them on a regular basis since i stopped taking pics and i left nyc in 95. i dont do what i once did anymore. i dont run into these people. im 53 yrs old in 2 months. while i could probably do some of what i did in my 20s thru mid 30s its not an older mans game. no one dumped me. not sure where u get this stuff. its 18 yrs ago that i stopped taking pics for the most part.
    as i said - u really should find a better way to invest your time and energies.
    even if u use a dozen names. and u talk about trolling.. incredible.

    By darth on Mar 9, 2013

  36. more psychobabble from the one that thinks taking a picture with an imaginary camera makes him a friend for life.

    By a tool named darth on Mar 9, 2013

  37. talk about sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for me to post on here. my comment’s ink wasnt even dry before this idiot felt the need to respond to it with ridiculous stupid gibberish. it took less than 20 seconds for his comment to appear after mine. make of that what u will.

    By darth on Mar 9, 2013

  38. pot calling kettle darth

    By a tool named darth on Mar 9, 2013

  39. Anyway……………………..
    Thank you for reposting this concert BigO
    Sad to hear of the passing of another great musician.

    By GMAL on Jul 17, 2014

  40. What GMAL said . . . so sad to hear of Johnny passing, saw him a couple of times way way back when he first came over here, festivals mostly and that was always one helluva way to wake up in the mud to Johnny’s Blues!
    He will be sorely missed so thanks for this Big O

    By swappers on Jul 17, 2014

  41. Silver train is a comin’
    Think I’m gonna get on now

    sad… unforgettable. Bye bye Johnny.

    By Kint on Jul 18, 2014

  42. RIP Johnny!

    By Gary Breeden on Jul 18, 2014

  43. @Kint:
    Unforgettable, the perfect word. Thank you for the post. I was blessed to have seen Johnny a few times. I sure miss the roar of those Gibson Firebirds, which he swapped for the thinner but more traditional blues tone of those Erlewine Lasers. But I love him either way. And to my ear, the stuff he did with Muddy in the 70s was even better than Muddy’s original 50s sides. Been spinning Winter of ‘88, Guitar Slinger, and Hard Again in Johnny’s honor today.

    By kingpossum on Jul 18, 2014

  44. I’m looking forward to this one. Thank you Big-O!

    By California Jim on Jul 19, 2014

  45. I saw Eric last week at Walmart shopping for some new Chinese made loafers and I asked him if he knew Darth. Eric replied “strange brew.”

    By George Martini on Jul 23, 2014

  46. i have 4 pics of myself with eric taken on 4 separate occasions. 83-95. probably over 50 autographs including 3 on an 8×10s that i took of him with phil outside of the hotel where they stayed in fact during that arms concert back in 83. but that pic was taken during the recording sessions for august. they later returned to do the garden in april 87. phil was on drums for that final show on that tour. they recorded that for a possible live album. it was scrapped but its in collectors hands. robert cray joined for the encores. i sat front row center. i believe phil did drums on most if not all those shows that tour. it was one of my fave tours. altho anything from the 85-87 tours is among my faves as long as its fm or sbd. eric didnt touch on cream songs again til 85. guess he came to terms with that period again.

    By darth on Jul 23, 2014

  47. Darth is so full of misinformation, it would be a full time job correcting him.

    “eric didnt touch on cream songs again til 85.”

    “Badge” appears on EC Was Here. (1974)
    “Crossroads” appears on Derek & the Dominoes at Fillmore East and Blind Faith in Hyde Park. (1970 & 1969)

    By Just Bill on Jul 29, 2014

  48. im talking about when he started touring solo. after the mid 70s. he didnt get back to cream songs for all those years.. 75 76 77 78 80 81 83 til 85. it took a huge effort of his for him to finally break down and start playing songs like white room crossroads badge sunshine etc. 1985 was a very pivotal year for him.
    incidentally crossroads was done with winwood in powerhouse in 65 4 yrs before blind faith and 2 yrs before cream. its one of 3 songs eric did with powerhouse during his stint with mayall after the yardbirds but before joining ginger baker’s cream. yes.. ginger baker was the creator of cream. ginger asked jack to form cream and eric was the final member to form the band.
    no im not full of misinformation. if i left out one song that eric did in 1974.. im sorry. but trust me.. eric didnt do any cream songs from then til 1985. look it up. he had a hard time with them and couldnt face his cream days 11 years. thats why all those cream songs didnt get played. he associated badge with harrison not so much with cream. which is likely why he probably felt able to play it. btw.. i was talking about live in concert. not so much on official albums. perhaps u need a better full time job bill. u wouldnt make any money at this one.

    By darth on Jul 29, 2014

  49. darth, wouldn’t it be easier to just admit you were wrong and apologize instead of spewing more insults like the troll you are?

    By Willis on Jul 29, 2014

  50. wouldnt it be easier to not sit on the edge of your seat looking to try to catch me in mistakes? u knew what i meant. so did bill. why is it ok for u and he to spew towards me but when i return it its suddenly not acceptable?
    and dont u see the ‘im sorry’ in my posting? i accept that he did one song in 74. but clearly my point was being missed. i was trying to make the point of that 11 year gap where he couldnt bring himself to perform cream songs again. no im not talking about pre solo years. i was only talking about from 74-85. and no.. im not the troll. are u admitting that u are? i have never seen u admit this. why is that?

    By darth on Jul 29, 2014

  51. WOW, you guys are dissing Darthy worse than I ever did years ago!

    Glen Frohman makes a lot of claims about himself, but as usual for the hairy fat guy, he whitewashes the truth about himself and tries to make those who disagree with him look like crap. As far as I can figure it, he was in NYC a street celebrity photo stalker type. So while it is possible he did meet a few rock stars, I highly doubt he was close in any way to any of them. As for his ” stuff being in storage”, well, that claim is as interesting as his claims about his ” ex-wife”. Seeing as for decades Frohman HID and mooched off at least two women I know of, he was arrested for two counts of conspiracy to commit video piracy ( and pled guilty after the woman arrested with him was about to turn state’s evidence against him) and his collection of ” rare” bootleg and pirated videos were destroyed. There was a rumor concerning Frohman and a stolen master copy of a music tape from a well- known rock musician that I have little doubt might be true. As for his ex, he forgot to mention that the reason for the separation involved a rumored incident the wife and grandmother supposedly witnessed where Frohman left the residence and never returned. I’ve never heard whether or not he paid child support for his son, whom he left when the son was still a baby.

    Needless to say, I find the responses here regarding Darthy to be typical reactions to Frohman’s usual responses. While he is IMO a fan of rock music of a certain era and knows some of what he is talking about regarding rock music, as you can see, he’s pretty much an a-hole. There are a number or stories I can list about some of the things I’ve witnessed him doing on AOL alone, and a few stories told to me by others ( like trying to con a woman to fill an SSI document listing him as mentally retarded”), but then what I could say are things that you can already figure out about him.

    Darthy during his tape ” trading” years included copying on worn used tapes, claiming fifth generation copies are in ” excellent” condition and he would try to cheat everyone he could in his ” trades”. That pretty much tells you what his character is like.

    And Glen, glad to see you haven’t changed. You even post in the same lower caps and ” u” way. Hows your sexual interest in huge lactating boobs these days? Did you finally figure out that BBW does not mean big boobs?

    By Moe on Jul 29, 2014

  52. Wow! Thanks Moe now THAT’S informative! Glad to see you on here and putting your views across. Maybe the apologists for the troll will take heed . . . but I doubt it. Still highly interesting to hear from you

    By swappers on Jul 29, 2014

  53. So sad, ten months ago I was posting for johnny, now it’s for Blues Boy.
    There aren’t Many blues legends left and we should cherish them while we can.
    So long B.B. I hope you and Lucille are up there now playing with Johnny again.
    Rest in peace.

    By GMAL on May 15, 2015

  54. I was there. I am so glad to have discovered these recordings. It was the best blues guitar I have ever witnessed in my life.

    By Alfred Poor on May 15, 2015

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